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14 February, 2024  // In 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the volume of non-resource non-energy exports from Russia (mainly metallurgy, chemical industry and mechanical engineering) decreased by 23% and amounted to $146.3 billion ($190.4b in 2022, $194.2b in 2021). Total exports from Russia amounted to $425.1b (-28.3%), imports - $285.1 billion (+11.7%).

26 January, 2024  // According to Rosstat, the permanent population of Russia as of January 1, 2024 amounted to 146.204 million (decreased by 243.8 thousand). In 2022, it decreased by 532.6 thousand people. The regions with the largest decrease: Kemerovo (20.2 thousand), Nizhny Novgorod (20), Saratov (19), Sverdlovsk (16). The largest increase: Moscow Oblast (59.2 thousand), Moscow (50.5) and Tyumen Oblast (41.8).

13 January, 2024  // According to Rosstat, consumer prices in Russia increased by 7.42% in 2023: fruits and vegetables - 24.19%, food products - by 8.16%, non-food products - 5.96%, services - 8.33%. In particular: chicken eggs - 61.35%, meat and poultry - 16.2%, sugar - 10.8%, fish - 9.2%, medicines - 7.9%, tobacco products - 7%, gasoline - 7.2%, foreign trips - 24.8%.

5 January, 2024  // In 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, 1,319,351 new vehicles were sold in Russia (+60% compared to 2022), about half are domestically produced. Sales of new passenger cars increased by 62% (1.056M), light commercial vehicles - +35% (105K), trucks - +74% (140.2K), buses +19% (17.8K), new electric vehicles - +290% (14,869).

24 December, 2023  // As of the end of 2023, Russia lacks about 4.8 million workers, according to a study by Nikolai Akhapkin, a researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In recent months, the unemployment rate in Russia is at a historical low since the early 1990s. In October 2023, it was 2.9%. In January 2022, for comparison, it was 4.4%.

6 December, 2023  // In November 2023, 109,706 new passenger cars were sold in Russia, more than twice (+113%) more than in November 2022. Top sellers: Lada - 29.76% (32,651 cars), Haval - 13.13% (14,400), Chery - 10.31% (11,316), Geely - 9.62% (10,551), Changan - 6.02% (6,609). In 11 months of 2023, over 1.17 million new cars were sold, 59% more than in the same period in 2022 (about 740,000).

22 November, 2023  // In Jan-Oct 2023, according to preliminary data from the Ministry of Finance, the federal budget of Russia had a deficit of 1.235 trillion rubles (about 14 billion USD, 0.7% of GDP). Revenues - 23.106 trillion (+4.4% compared to Jan-Oct 2022). Non-oil and gas revenues - 15.896 trillion (+28.7%), oil and gas revenues - 7.210 trillion (-26.3%). Expenses - 24.341 trillion (+11.7%).

4 November, 2023  // In 2022, according to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, Russia produced more than a third of all natural diamonds in the world for the first time. The total diamond production amounted to 119.96 million carats, Russia - 41.9 mil (35%). Other major producers: Botswana (24.5 mil), Canada (16.3 mil), Congo (9.9 mil), and South Africa (9.7 mil).

20 October, 2023  // In Q1-Q3 2023, according to the General Administration of Customs of China, Russian oil supplies to China increased year-on-year by 24.4% and amounted to 79.9 million tons ($43.6 billion). Liquefied natural gas supplies increased by 47%, to 6.2 million tons ($4 billion), pipeline gas supplies increased by 60%, to $4.98 billion.

13 September, 2023  // In August 2023, according to the IEA Oil Market Report, Russia's revenues from the export of oil and petroleum products increased by 11.8% compared to July and amounted to $17.1 billion, the highest level since October 2022 ($17.3 billion) and 3.4% lower than in August 2022. Oil production - 9.5 million barrels per day, supplies to China and India - 3.9 (4.7 in April and May).

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